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Russia was preparing for mass killings in Ukraine

Dec 2, 2022

The military-political leadership of the Russian Federation at the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine planned not only to seize the territory and overthrow the government but also prepared mass killings of citizens during the intervention.


This was stated on Thursday, December 1, in a report by the British Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). The authors of the report were RUSI researchers Jack Watling and Nick Reynolds, a former adviser to the heads of the Ministry of Defense and the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine Oleksandr Danylyuk and former commander of the Air Assault Troops Mykhailo Zabrodsky.

The authors of the document said that the Kremlin expected that after a lightning strike, Ukrainian officials would flee or be captured, and society would not have time to mobilize to resist the invasion.

A separate task was to capture or kill the participants of the Revolution of Dignity of 2013-2014. At the same time, the Russian FSB was to detain local officials and ensure the filtration of the civilian population.

Ukrainians were planned to be divided into four main categories:

The irreconcilable. They were to be killed;

Disloyal. They were to be persuaded or intimidated;

Neutral. They were supposed to be persuaded to cooperate;

Completely loyal. They were to immediately work for the occupiers.

The report also says that an important element of the plan for a full-scale invasion of Ukraine was the betrayal of the top command of the Armed Forces.

In turn, the adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Mykhailo Podolyak said on Twitter that the Kremlin was preparing mass killings of citizens during the intervention.

He specified that this is evidenced by a preliminary analysis of documents on the beginning of the Russian "special operation", as the Kremlin calls a large-scale war against Ukraine.

"A preliminary analysis of the documents "on the beginning of the JFO" says that Russia planned to seize central Ukraine, destroy the government, kill tens of thousands of people (Bucha everywhere), remove traces and present it as a "liberation" in the media," the publication says.

Podolyak added that after the victory of Ukraine, this evidence will be examined by an international tribunal.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 02/12/2022

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